What Makes A Visionary Transition from Struggling to Great? | Mark Abbott

May 19, 2021

Episode Summary

Sought-after business leader, executive team coach, investor, business builder, and Certified EOS Implementer®, these are just some of the many hats that Mark Abbott wears. He’s also the visionary/founder of Ninety.io, a company that provides cloud-based services and awareness tools for companies running on EOS®. With nearly four decades of experience with early stage, small and mid-sized companies, his passion lies in helping people build extraordinarily productive, humane, and resilient companies. Furthermore, his entrepreneurial spirit has enabled him to help successfully build dozens of organizations.

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All exceptional long-standing businesses start with a clear vision and a desire to make life better in some specific way. Great visionaries are not just "Idea Generators". The truth is we don’t need more awesome ideas, we need them to be tied down strongly to purpose and passion. Join Mark Abbott and I for today’s episode as we get into the nuts and bolts of visionary excellence, purpose, the process of simplification, and thinking, feeling, and doing.

1:28 What makes an excellent visionary

8:10 How a compelling purpose puts energy in the tank

15:33 Mark talks about finding his North star in making the world a better place

18:38 How and when to reassess and make some changes if what you’re doing is no longer working

23:00 Why clarity separates great visionaries from struggling visionaries

29:47 Mark shares what it is that got him into founding ninety,io

37:43 Why simplifying business matters

52:57 Mark’s passionate plea to entrepreneurs

“Innovation requires three types of people: a thinker, a feeler, and a doer. No one is all three types, so you’ve got to decide what you’re really great at and enlist a great team, all the other pieces, to ultimately do all things really well.”




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